Happy Independence Day?

Yep, you read that right! Another critical I-day special article floating around the web and appearing on your social media timelines. And yet another cynic who likes to ruin your festival by writing big fancy words and trying to engage you in a pseudo intellectual dialogue.

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Delhi says, welcome back!

It's been almost a month now since I'm back home. I have been hogging on all those missed food items like crazy and my Punjabi family is just contributing to it with their extensive breakfasts and dinners. I re-visited all my favorite places in Delhi which I missed much. But life back home also means [...]

Au revoir Freedom! Hope to see you back home too..

Dear Freedom, I'm writing this letter to you because it's time to bid farewell now. It has been a wonderful time with you as my company and I think I owe you at least a farewell note. I hope when you read it, you are inspired to accompany me further. Right now, you are leaving [...]

Walking at night- a fantasy?

Before I start with my own story, I would first like to marvel at this very simple yet powerful and effective comic strip. This comic strip is a part of Sinfest, a web comic written and drawn by American comic strip artist Tatsuya Ishida (a pseudonym, I guess). Heโ€™s an invisible web comic artist and [...]

What is it like to taste a “foreign” freedom..

"Foreign" Freedom. What is that? Why do I call it "foreign"? I have been living in Germany since the past two months now. This is not my first stay abroad. Before this I have lived in Germany twice in 2009 for almost an year and then for a month in Bangkok in 2011. I tasted [...]

Sum Total

One Indian woman Plus a feminist Minus a fair, homely, beautiful eligible girl Plus determined and strong opinionated Minus tall, slim and a slender figure Plus independent and a critical-thinker Minus traditional, cultured, well-mannered and modest Plus anti-patriarchal and anti-misogyny Minus submissive, docile, adjusting home-maker Plus fearless and honest Minus faithful and God-fearing Plus rational [...]

I am born.

I am born. I hear cries of "it's a girl, it's a girl! Everyone is happy (I think...). I meet my mother. She looks at me with doleful eyes. Why the mixed emotions? Other people come to me and perform traditional and religious ceremonies. I am loaded with flowers, new clothes, gifts and shagun (money). [...]